Expands the Firm’s Geographic Reach and Public Affairs Capabilities
27 July 2021 – Dentons Global Advisors, an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm, today announced the agreement to acquire Interel, an award-winning pan-European public affairs consultancy. The addition of Interel expands the firm’s footprint in Europe, further strengthens the firm’s public affairs capabilities alongside Dentons Global Advisors-Albright Stonebridge Group (Dentons Global Advisors ASG) and deepens the pool of expertise available to clients. Closing is expected to occur on 30 July 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome Interel to Dentons Global Advisors,” said Deborah Scott, Head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Dentons Global Advisors. “This is an important next step in our effort to build a world-class advisory firm that can deliver solutions to our clients’ most complex issues in any market they need it.”
Interel, which will be known as Dentons Global Advisors Interel, has offices throughout Europe in Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris, a presence in New Delhi, and senior advisors throughout the world. The firm, named “Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year” by PRovoke Media at the 2021 EMEA SABRE Awards, advises some of the most prominent brands in the world as they navigate critical beyond-market forces, from legislation and regulation to activism and the media.
“More than anything else, we were drawn to join Dentons Global Advisors given our shared commitment to fostering a first-class company culture that is focused on valuing and growing our exceptional teams, providing excellent client service, ensuring long-term financial success and innovating ahead of global trends,” said Grégoire Poisson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interel.
“Joining forces with Dentons Global Advisors provides Interel with a unique opportunity to step up sustainable innovation, growth and value creation. We are excited by the growth prospects, the operational scale and the strong financial profile of the combined entity,” said Geoffrey Ghyoot, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Interel.
All Interel senior leaders will continue as part of Dentons Global Advisors. Reporting to Deborah Scott, the business will continue to be managed by Grégoire Poisson as CEO and Geoffrey Ghyoot as COO.
With the addition of Interel, Dentons Global Advisors now has more than 225 professionals across 10 offices in eight countries with further coverage through an extensive advisory network and Dentons’ presence in 205 locations in 81 countries around the world.
“We are moving boldly, but strategically, in building a leading advisory firm that is breaking the mold in many respects,” said Edward Reilly, CEO of Dentons Global Advisors. “It has been affirming to hear the positive feedback from clients and other important contacts following our launch last month, and I am confident Dentons Global Advisors will continue to distinguish ourselves as we continue to grow and forge our own path.”
“Clients around the world are emerging from the pandemic and meeting challenges that transcend verticals and require advisors with the smarts to help them navigate the unknown,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons and Board Member of Dentons Global Advisors. “I am delighted to see Dentons Global Advisors quickly building a presence across key geographies and adding the expertise that will help clients reach their goals.”
The Interel deal follows the launch of Dentons Global Advisors in June 2021 with founding member Albright Stonebridge Group.
About Dentons Global Advisors
Dentons Global Advisors is an expert-led advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment. Comprising Albright Stonebridge Group, Interel and a deep bench of communications and strategy consultants, we help clients engage with governments and regulatory bodies, navigate public disclosures and transactions within the private and capital markets, and manage their reputations through critical moments of change, challenge or opportunity. To learn more, visit dentonsglobaladvisors.com.
Interel is a leading public affairs and strategic communications consultancy with offices in Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris, as well as a presence in New Delhi. Further, Interel has a worldwide network of senior advisors and affiliated firms covering more than 70 markets managed through the Interel Global Partnership. In 2021, Interel was awarded EMEA Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by PRovoke Media. To learn more, visit interelgroup.com.
About Dentons Global Advisors Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
Dentons Global Advisors ASG is the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm. It helps clients understand and successfully navigate the intersection of public, private and social sectors in international markets. Dentons Global Advisors ASG’s worldwide team has served clients in more than 120 countries. To learn more, visit albrightstonebridge.com.